19k Mile Survivor: 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix

There’s no shortage of love for GM’s 1980s G-body cars, particularly the performance variants. I like them all but have an especially soft spot for the seemingly overlooked ones, like this 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix Brougham. This clean, original,… more»

Burnished Brown: 1969 Chevrolet Impala

Even though there were often annual facelifts and regular restyles, full-size offerings from the 1960s seem to be easily glossed over these days. Typically, a 1969 Chevrolet Impala fits that bill for me, but this one caught my eye…. more»

Daily Driver Project: 1959 Chevrolet El Camino

I like to think the coupe utility/pickups — like the Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet El Camino — were made for those who experience analysis paralysis, just like me. This 1959 Chevrolet El Camino, in particular, goes beyond satisfying my… more»

Go Green: 1971 Ford Thunderbird

Ford’s brochure for the 1971 Thunderbird stated “Thunderbird people have one thing in common — they’re uncommon.” I can’t say which definition of “uncommon” was their intent here, but I do know definition #1 does apply to the frequency… more»

Stored For Decades: 1963 Studebaker Wagonaire

My brain is really good at housing mostly useless information but is less good at retaining all of it. One such useless piece that I continually fail to retain is that American independent automakers (other than AMC) still produced… more»

Deluxe Two-Tone: 1989 GMC Suburban V2500

It’s to be expected that family haulers will take some abuse. Especially those that can perform other heavy-duty tasks well. Sometimes, however, we come across examples that have escaped the grips of their presumed pre-determined fate, like this 1989… more»

Red and Ready: 1985 Dodge Ram 150

I recall a time (that doesn’t seem long ago) when classic trucks were an afterthought in the collector car world. Times have changed as popularity has grown with prices following suit, especially for clean, original examples. This 1985 Dodge… more»

Well-Optioned and Original: 1973 Pontiac Luxury LeMans

In one of my recent write-ups, I mentioned my write-up selection process includes the frequency of the year/make/model of the subject car’s appearance at BarnFinds. Well, I broke my own rule on this one as I wrote about another… more»

All SHO, Some Go: 1990 Ford Taurus SHO

Assuming such a number could be calculated, I’d expect a vast majority of 1980s and (at least early-) 1990s mid-size family sedans met their demise in a scrapyard. I can confirm that all 2 of my family’s mid-size sedans… more»

Bargain Buy? 1970 Chevrolet Corvette

“Buy a Corvette and you buy a piece of tomorrow” read the 1970 Chevrolet Corvette brochure. Although not literal, that philosophical waxing from 53 years ago almost feels prophetic — in this case, anyway — as this example has… more»

Really Red: 1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

One comment on my recent write-up of a 1976 Ford Elite stood out to me — “If the law of percentages was driving the number of low-mileage Elites out there, we’d be seeing more than twice as many low-mileage… more»

Mini-Muscle: 1977 AMC Gremlin

There seems to be a contingent of us here at Barn Finds that enjoy oddball cars. I’m among that group but point my preference toward those cars that look odd but teeter on the edge of cool. This 1977… more»

Low Production Barn Find! 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible

Are there any cars that take you back to a particular place and time? Every time I see a Plymouth Barracuda convertible, I first think of Mike Brady’s 1971 model from season 3 of The Brady Bunch instead of… more»

Low-Mileage Personal Luxury: 1976 Ford Elite

It hasn’t been that long since American auto manufacturers had personal luxury cars in their lineups, but the thought of them having such an offering today feels rather archaic. If you yearn for those times, this 1976 Ford Elite… more»

12k Original Miles: 1983 Ford Bronco XLT

There’s been so much fanfare surrounding the first- and second-generation Broncos that the 3rd generation was overlooked. It’s always been my favorite – likely because this is the vintage I grew up with – but seems to have been… more»

Final Year SD: 16k Mile 1974 Pontiac Trans Am!

I’ll venture a guess that I’m not alone in feeling the muscle car era ended in 1972. However, many associations/clubs/people much smarter than I define the era as running from 1961 to 1974. I often need that reminder as… more»